Where Key States Stand on the 'DREAM Act' Debate

A new report details how states are coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition debate for undocumented immigrant students.

Duncan, Weingarten Urge Greater Investment in Latino Education

Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy conference, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged attendees to "fight to give kids a chance in life."

Founder of ELL School Network to Step Down

Claire Sylvan founded the New York City-based Internationals Network for Public Schools in 2004. Her deputy director, Joseph Luft, will take the reins.

Arizona Alters Mandatory English-Only Immersion Program

The amount of time that can be cut from the mandatory four-hour block of English-only instruction depends on a student's grade level and English proficiency.

Ed. Dept. Awards Grants to Support Native American Education

The initiative, called the Native Youth Communities Projects Program, encourages grantees to blend strategies to close the achievement gap with culturally relevant programs.

Report Questions Arizona's Approach to English-Learner Instruction

The study followed three cohorts of English-learner students in Arizona over six school years to assess their progress.

Ed. Department Project to Focus on Newly Arrived English-Language Learners

The how-to guide will mark the latest federal effort to provide an equitable education for ELLs, the largest-growing segment of the United States' public school population.

Study: Children With Deported, Detained Parents Face Early Educational Obstacles

A new report from the Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute details social-emotional, health-related and financial hardships that children with deported or detained immigrant parents face.

Feds Offer Guide to Providing Quality Education for English-Language Learners

The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.

District Works to Root Out Bias Against Spanish-Speaking Students, Teachers

This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.

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